# Statistics

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Description: Need to learn statistics as part of your job, or want some help passing a statistics course? Statistics in a Nutshell is a clear and concise introduction and reference that's perfect for anyone with no previous background in the subject. This book gives you a solid understanding of statistics without being too simple, yet without the numbing complexity of most college texts. You get a firm grasp of the fundamentals and a hands-on understanding of how to apply them before moving on to the more advanced material that follows. Each chapter presents you with easy-to-follow descriptions illustrated by graphics, formulas, and plenty of solved examples. Before you know it, you'll learn to apply statistical reasoning and statistical techniques, from basic concepts of probability and hypothesis testing to multivariate analysis. Organized into four distinct sections, Statistics in a Nutshell offers you: Introductory material: Different ways to think about statistics Basic concepts of measurement and probability theory Data management for statistical analysis Research design and experimental design How to critique statistics presented by others Basic inferential statistics: Basic concepts of inferential statistics The concept of correlation, when it is and is not an appropriate measure of association Dichotomous and categorical data The distinction between parametric and nonparametric statistics Advanced inferential techniques: The General Linear Model Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and MANOVA Multiple linear regression Specialized techniques: Business and quality improvement statistics Medical and public health statistics Educational and psychological statistics Unlike many introductory books on the subject, Statistics in a Nutshell doesn't omit important material in an effort to dumb it down. And this book is far more practical than most college texts, which tend to over-emphasize calculation without teaching you when and how to apply different statistical tests. With Statistics in a Nutshell , you learn how to perform most common statistical analyses, and understand statistical techniques presented in research articles. If you need to know how to use a wide range of statistical techniques without getting in over your head, this is the book you want.

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List price: \$34.99
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Sarah Boslaugh, Ph.D. has more than 20 years of experience working in data management and statistical analysis. She has worked as an SPSS programmer in many different settings in the public and private spheres, including academia, health care, government, and the insurance industry. Dr. Boslaugh received her Ph.D. in research methods and evaluation from the City University of New York and is currently a Senior Statistical Data Analyst at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research interests include multilevel modeling, geographic information systems, and measurement theory.

Paul A. Watters PhD CITP is Head of Data Services at the Medical Research Council's National Survey of Health and Development, which is the oldest of the British birth cohort studies. He is also an honorary senior research fellow at University College London. Dr. Watters is the project manager for the MRC's Data Access Project, and is presently investigating methods for securing investigator access to public health data in large-scale distributed systems in a challenging ethical and legal environment. He has an active research interest in the use of orthogonal and non-orthogonal methods for feature extraction in pattern recognition, especially in biometric applications.

 Preface Basic Concepts of Measurement Measurement Levels of Measurement True and Error Scores Reliability and Validity Measurement Bias Exercises Probability About Formulas Basic Definitions Defining Probability Bayes's Theorem Enough Exposition, Let's Do Some Statistics! Exercises Data Management An Approach, Not a Set of Recipes The Chain of Command Codebooks The Rectangular Data File Spreadsheets and Relational Databases Inspecting a New Data File String and Numeric Data Missing Data Descriptive Statistics and Graphics Populations and Samples Measures of Central Tendency Measures of Dispersion Outliers Graphic Methods Bar Charts Bivariate Charts Exercises Research Design Observational Studies Experimental Studies Gathering Experimental Data Inference and Threats to Validity Eliminating Bias Example Experimental Design Critiquing Statistics Presented by Others The Misuse of Statistics Common Problems Quick Checklist Research Design Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Inferential Statistics Probability Distributions Independent and Dependent Variables Populations and Samples The Central Limit Theorem Hypothesis Testing Confidence Intervals p-values Data Transformations Exercises The t-Test The t Distribution t-Tests One-Sample t-Test Two-Sample t-Test Repeated Measures t-Test Unequal Variance t-Test Effect Size and Power Exercises The Correlation Coefficient Measuring Association Graphing Associations Through Scatterplots Pearson's Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient Coefficient of Determination Spearman Rank-Order Coefficient Advanced Techniques Categorical Data The R x C Table The Chi-Square Distribution The Chi-Square Test Fisher's Exact Test McNemar's Test for Matched Pairs Correlation Statistics for Categorical Data The Likert and Semantic Differential Scales Exercises Nonparametric Statistics Nonnormal Data Between Subjects Designs Within-Subjects Designs Exercises Introduction to the General Linear Model The General Linear Model Linear Regression Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Exercises Extensions of Analysis of Variance Factorial ANOVA MANOVA ANCOVA Repeated Measures ANOVA Mixed Designs Multiple Linear Regression Multiple Regression Models Common Problems with Multiple Regression Exercises Other Types of Regression Logistic Regression Logarithmic Transformations Polynomial Regression Overfitting Other Statistical Techniques Factor Analysis Cluster Analysis Discriminant Function Analysis Multidimensional Scaling Business and Quality Improvement Statistics Index Numbers Time Series Decision Analysis Quality Improvement Exercises Medical and Epidemiological Statistics Measures of Disease Frequency Ratio, Proportion, and Rate Prevalence and Incidence Crude, Category-Specific, and Standardized Rates The Risk Ratio The Odds Ratio Confounding, Stratified Analysis, and the Mantel-Haenszel Common Odds Ratio Power Analysis Sample Size Calculations Exercises Educational and Psychological Statistics Percentiles Standardized Scores Test Construction Classical Test Theory: The True Score Model Reliability of a Composite Test Measures of Internal Consistency Item Analysis Item Response Theory Exercises Review of Basic Mathematics Introduction to Statistical Packages References Index
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